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Photo: FSA photographer Dorothea Lange

An abandoned farm north of Dalhart, Texas, 1938. FSA photographer Dorothea Lange took the picture.

In the second episode of Ken Burns’s DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts — and a break in the drought in 1939 — eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.

The Dust Bowl, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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